By Christopher Spencer, Mark Blades

Reading theories of kid's perceptions of area and position, this e-book explores how those theories are utilized to the realm of kids. Its concentration is on youngsters in huge actual international areas; areas that kids reside in, discover and study from. those contain study rooms, playgrounds, houses and yards, cities, groups, nation-state, usual environments, and the broader international. a world staff of authors compares the reviews of kids from varied cultures and backgrounds by means of linking learn on kid's comprehension and day-by-day lives to suggestions for perform.

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Egenhofer, M. J. and Golledge, R. G. (1998). Spatial and Temporal Reasoning in Geographic Information Systems. New York: Oxford University Press. Freundschuh, S. and Egenhofer, M. (1997). Human conceptions of spaces: Implications for Geographic Information Systems. Transactions in GIS, 2(4), 361–75. Freundschuh, S. M. (1997). Research in geography, space, and development: How can it inform geographic education? In R. G. Boehm and J. F. ), The First Assessment: Research in Geographic Education (pp.

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Problem scale is relevant when comparing across types of phenomena or processes; functional scale should be applied in situations in which spatial extent is used to define a classification scheme for a process or related phenomenon. In situations where a process or function varies as spatial extent (or scale) varies, and scale is used to define that variability, functional scale is a relevant concept for describing the spatial component of that relationship. While spatial extent may be the determining factor in the variability of some process or phenomenon the nature of this relationship with space is determined by characteristics internal to the process or phenomena.

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